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VBDO supports CSR platform call to Minister Schreinemacher

The European Commission recently published a proposal for rules for sustainable and responsible business in global supply chains. The proposal includes a due diligence obligation for companies and a promise that governments will monitor compliance with the rules. However, according […]

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AGM calendar 2022

22/02/2022

Since our foundation in 1995, the VBDO has attended the general meetings of shareholders (AGMs) of the biggest Dutch stock listed companies. We want the impact of our engagement to be as great as possible. That is why we prioritize […]

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VBDOs AGM priority themes for 2022

28/01/2022

Since 1995 we have been a loyal visitor to general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs). Every year, we ask critical questions to the directors of around 40 Dutch, listed companies, to promote sustainable business operations. During the engagement process, the most material Environmental, […]

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NN Group winnaar Tax Transparency Award 2021

21/12/2021

NN Group has won the Tax Transparency Award for the third year in a row. NN scored 32 out of 35 points, the same as last year. Second place goes to Philips (31 points). The results of the VBDO Tax […]

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VBDO applauds growing Dutch tax transparency and use of GRI 207: Tax standard

02/12/2021

Publication: Tax Transparency Benchmark 2021 - A comparative study of 77 Dutch listed companies

VBDO presents seventh Tax Transparency Benchmark on December 2nd, 2021; This year, the overall average company score reached an all-time high of 50%, double the score since VBDO first conducted this research in 2015; Six out of 77 companies have […]

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Let PostNL pay a fair price for delivery

Auteur: Mart van Kuijk & Hester Holtland, Project Managers Sustainable Investment, VBDO - 26/11/2021

We have seen serious situations in parcel delivery for a number of years, with the new low on Monday morning being raids by the labor inspectorate at PostNL in Belgium. This once again revealed serious abuses, including parcel deliverers who […]

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We all invest in child labour

Auteur: Hester Holtland, Senior Project Manager Sustainability & Responsible Investment - 19/11/2021

Child labour is an important issue within the Dutch financial sector. And although in some cases it can also be a material risk, child labour is primarily about the ethical aspect. Nobody wants to invest in child labour. And yet […]

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VBDO signs letter Kirsten Schuijt WWF to Mariëtte Hamer

28/07/2021

On May 17, Kirsten Schuijt, general director of WWF Netherlands, sent a letter to Mariëtte Hamer, with an appeal to combat the biodiversity crisis. She mentions 5 main points: Cut nitrogen emissions by half by 2030; Making the North Sea […]

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Transparency about the impact of organizations needs mandatory reporting

Auteur: Angélique Laskewitz (VBDO) - 26/04/2021

The efforts of the European Commission to strengthen the non-financial reporting directive are gaining momentum. The new directive will impose higher requirements on institutions and companies active in the EU with regard to reporting sustainability information (also known as ESG […]

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